Rami Malek says Freddie Mercury’s sexuality will be addressed in biopic

Last Updated: Sep 14 2018 18:54

HOLLYWOOD- Rami Malek who plays Freddie Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody says the biopic aims to explore the Queen Singer’s sexuality.

In an interview with Attitude magazine, Malek talked about the reaction to the film’s trailer which has received negative reviews from critics.

"It's difficult. First, let me say that I don't think the film shies away from his sexuality or his all-consuming disease, which is obviously AIDS. I don't know how you could avoid any of that, or if anyone would ever want to. It's a bit absurd that anyone's judging this from a minute trailer," the Malek said.

"You can't shy away from it. It was an important moment to have in the film, one that ultimately is very sad but also empowering in a way. It shows you just how resilient human beings can be and how much we rely on the strength of our friends and family to get us through tough times," he added.

Bohemian Rhapsody will have its world premiere at London’s Wembley on October 23.